Jan. 29, 2015 at 12:00am | By Roger Moore |Permalink
Amira is a walking contradiction. She wears a hijab, but isn’t shy about showing a little cleavage. She came from Iraq to America, but she hates American soldiers. She is cranky but flippant, profane but still Muslim, pretty when she smiles. Which is almost never.
Jan. 29, 2015 at 12:00am | By Walter Addiego |Permalink
The 2015 theatrical release of Oscar-nominated short films has some unusually strong offerings this year, at least in the live-action category. (Separate programs of animated and documentary shorts are also being screened, but are not reviewed here.)